Junior Jonathan Nunez scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds and 6-foot-4 senior Miguel Ayesa added 19 points – including two crucial fourth-quarter three-pointers – to lead Doral Academy to a 56-50 win over visiting Oakland Park Northeast Saturday night in the region 4-7A final in front of a capacity, standing-room-only crowd.
Forrest’s teammates did much more than “pick up the slack” Friday – senior guard Anthony Byrd scored a game-high 23 points and senior forward Wilkenson Isnord notched a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds to propel Blanche Ely to an easy 89-65 victory over the visiting Mustangs in the region 4-8A final.
After taking a 19-point lead midway through the first quarter, extending that lead to 22 points late in the third quarter, Miramar narrowly survived a feverish rally from visiting North Miami Tuesday night – with the Patriots holding on to capture a 68-64 victory in the region 4-9A semifinals.
Facing each other for the fifth time in the regional finals in as many years, it was Miami High that rallied back from a halftime deficit and emerged victorious Friday night – defeating Ferguson 50-48 in an intense battle in front of a capacity crowd at The Asylum to clinch a spot in the Class 9A state semifinals.
Teams have to make and withstand runs – Doral Academy did both Thursday night, making an early run; withstanding a third-quarter spurt from visiting Carol City; and responding with another run to secure a 51-45 victory over the Chiefs in the region 4-7A quarterfinals.
It’s not often that a program as storied as Miami Norland will “give the keys” to a freshman. Lady Vikings head coach Carla Harris, who has led the program to the state final four on eight occasions and won a pair of state championships, put her faith in freshman point guard Jayiah Smith and it […]
When a team has been as dominant as Miami Country Day’s girls’ basketball team has – winning four straight state championships – it must find ways to challenge itself throughout the season. This year, Lady Spartans head coach Ochiel Swaby – who recently was honored by the school by having the gymnasium floor named in […]
Clinging to a 56-54 lead with 1:23 left, it was Norland’s seniors that came up big in the waning seconds – as Nathaniel Henderson, Cardinal Brown and Cameron Gatlin each made free throws to seal a 60-54 road win over rival Carol City Friday night in front of a near-capacity crowd.
There is an old metaphor about an onion that calls the vegetable “an illuminating bulb” and says that “only by peeling its many layers can one reveal what’s inside”.